PK-Y vs SA-Y Dream 11Team: Chasing an unassailable 4-0 deficit, South Africa search for lost pride today
South Africa U19 Vs Pakistan U19 Fourth One Day Best Dream 11 Team
With the international side floundering at the ongoing Cricket World Cup, for the U19 South African team, the 7 match Youth series was a massive opportunity to make a name for themselves. With massive changes anticipated in the main squad, the current series against Pakistan U19 gave the young players a chance to catch the eye of the selectors and claim their stake for a spot in the team.
However, the series has anything but a maverick time for the U19 side. They’ve massively disappointed, losing four consecutive matches which sees them squander the series, left in the lurches of a position of no return. While the first two matches saw the batting unit let the side down, the subsequent two have seen the bowling attack crumble, allowing the opposition to core colossal totals.
The same became the reason for the hosts slipping up in the previous encounter and with it slipping up their grip on the series as well. Allowing the opposition to score the highest total of the series till now, the 341-8 by Pakistan was always going to be too tepid a score to navigate by the hosts.
They ultimately were bundled out for an embarrassing 253, courtesy of languishing and agonising run chase in which they never managed to seize the incentive and make things tough for Pakistan. The dearth of a team performance is clearly apparent in the side with players refusing to seize the incentive and ensure that they imbed a match winning performance.
Now taking on Pakistan today in the imminent fifth one day of the series, the goal is all about saving face and restoring lost pride for South Africa. It’s not just been the series defeat which has left the rapturous home support dejected but the manner in which those defeats have come out which leave South African cricket in one of its worst periods in the game.
We don’t see the script changing for the home side today as well. The bowlers have been cleaned apart and apart from Terblanche and Beaufort, the batting order has failed to step up. This should be another one-sided encounter with South Africa being comprehensively defeated by Pakistan.
Wicket-Keeper for PK-Y vs SA-Y Dream 11
His 89 off 91 balls was a major reason in seeing his side post mammoth total, one that left South Africa beleaguered and owing that, Rohail Nazir from Pakistan comes in. Meanwhile, South Africa have their own answer to him in Luke Beaufort, an astounding run scorer who alongside Terblanche tried his best.
Batsmen for PK-Y vs SA-Y Dream 11
For the first time we have opted for 4 batsmen in our side given the way Pakistan in particular have upped their game and gone onto record two scores in excess of 300.Haider Ali has been one of their best players, coming up with the runs on a persistent basis and we have decided to pick him up alongside Mohammad Haris.
In a batting line-up where you have the least bit of support, the ability to keep waging a lone battle and putting up a rearguard effort in the face of adversary speaks aplenty about your acumen as a batsmen. With his 53, Terblanche along with Bird(75) tried their best, putting on the one respectable innings for the hosts to see them cross the symbolic milestone of 250.
All-Rounders for PK-Y vs SA-Y Dream 11
Captain Bryce Parsons has never left our side for a single mach and we are not going to do away with him for this one as well. One of his side’s most dependable and flawless performer, he’s lead his side perfectly, encapsulating his skills with the bat and ball to put up a fight.
Abbas Afridi from Pakistan is our second pick in this facet after his 30 off 19 balls pushed his side past 300 in the death overs. He is more than handy with the ball as well and we see him getting a strong bagful of runs once again.
Bowling Order for PK-Y vs SA-Y Dream 11
Picking up 8 wickets in between them with figures of 4-52 and 4-4 Naseem Shah and Amir Ali ensured that South Africa’s innings curtailed South Africa’s run chase in just 43.3 overs, leaving the host side way behind the required target by 88 runs.
From the home side we have opted for Imraan Philander after his spell of 3-52 hinder what looked certain to be a total in excess of 250 for Pakistan. He got rid of well set batsmen, brining Pakistan down to 279-5 in 44 overs and his team will be banking oh him to deliver the goods once more.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Parsons continues to be our captain while Abbas Afridi has been chosen as the vice-captain for this one.
7 Match Youth Series
Match: South Africa U19 Vs Pakistan U19 Fourth One Day
Date And Time: 2nd June, Tuesday- 12:30pm IST
Venue: City Oval, Pietermaritzburg